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This IS the scientific definition of the whammy... The Scully Marathon is coming soon to an area near you - worldwide, fans of the television series The X-Files are getting together to watch ten of the best shows ever made, as well as raise money and awareness for neurofibromatosis. Don't miss the boat, Starbuck.
posted by ZachsMind (20 comments total)

 
watch ten of the best shows ever made

So you mean they're going to watch Quantum Leap? :)

Oh boy.
posted by owillis at 12:06 AM on May 12, 2001


cute.
posted by ZachsMind at 12:19 AM on May 12, 2001


OT: That reminds me, Quantum Leap's lead captains Enterprise
posted by holloway at 1:15 AM on May 12, 2001


Yeah, it's such a step down to be on Star Trek - which is now the horse that has been whipped, dead, brought back to life, and whipped some more... I'll stick with my QL memories...
posted by owillis at 1:21 AM on May 12, 2001


Actually after seeing DS9 and Voyager go downhill like they did, hearing that a talent like his will be on the new Trek series gives a renewed sense of hope. Who better to take us where no one has gone before than Scott Bakula? Shame they can't also hire Gillian Anderson as a smart and sassy green orion slave girl they picked up along the way. *smirk*
posted by ZachsMind at 1:49 AM on May 12, 2001


Where was this link last weekend, when those of us in Boston and Raleigh could have used it?
posted by ljromanoff at 5:10 AM on May 12, 2001


Who better to take us where no one has gone before than Scott Bakula?

I'll tell you who....

BRUCE BOXLEITNER
posted by ttrendel at 5:17 AM on May 12, 2001


Wow! My past comes back to haunt me on MeFi (I was one of the first subscribers to the OBSSE mailing list; eventually unsubbed, but still a member). The fans that run the Scully Marathon are great people.

By the way, have you guys ever seen Farscape?
posted by lia at 6:18 AM on May 12, 2001


Farscape rocks. Not as good as B5 at its best, and there are some structural issues right now, but interesting, edgy, chance-taking sf.

My local Scully Marathon apparently started 2 hours ago (and it's only a bike ride away). Sniff. Maybe next year.
posted by dhartung at 9:01 AM on May 12, 2001


What Dan said. I'm quite curious to see where they'll take the frelling storyline next. Gotta admit that I'm even more excited about the new B5, though.
posted by Aaaugh! at 9:13 AM on May 12, 2001


Can't wait for the new B5! Thanks, Aaaugh. I haven't watched Farscape, but I have heard nothing but positive things about it. Just don't have enough free time for more than one or two "must watch" shows.
posted by gimli at 9:24 AM on May 12, 2001


Maybe I'm getting jaded in my old age, but the only new scifi/genre show I've liked is The Lone Gunmen. I stopped watching Trek after Generation, and the X-Files conspiracy just seemed to bog down and get boring after the movie came out. B5 seemed like bad b-tv the one time I tried it.

The descriptions of the upcoming Smallville series on WB have me retching as a Superman fanatic. I am going to the streets to protest that one...
posted by owillis at 11:13 AM on May 12, 2001


Really? You mean you don't love Cleopatra 2525?
posted by rodii at 11:30 AM on May 12, 2001


I've previously sung the praises of The Invisible Man here on MetaFilter so won't do so again, except to mention that it's the sort of show the phrase "rollicking good time" was invented to describe.

I'm also enjoying Dark Angel and Andromeda, both of which have many flaws but are developing in interesting ways nonetheless. Andromedia in particular has things that I've rarely seen in a sci-fi show: space battles without energy beam weapons, an android avatar for the ship's built-in AI, many splinter factions of humans instead of all humans having the same goals and ideals, computer displays that actually look useful. They have an annoying techie character that the other characters actually notice is annoying. Basically, it's Star Trek without all the things that annoy me about Trek. Further, the show has put some of its characters through tribulations that I can only describe as Straczynskian. Also, Lexa Doig is a hottie. (I'd be lying if I said that wasn't one of the reasons I watch. Ditto for Jessica Alba in Dark Angel.)

It seems to me that in the wake of Babylon 5, TV science fiction is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. None of these shows are B5 but they're all better than most of what used to pass as television sci-fi.
posted by kindall at 1:14 PM on May 12, 2001


Anyone remember VR.5. It came out several years ago, just as the web was starting to really get popular. It started out slowly, but was just getting interesting when they yanked it. That show had potential, dammit!
posted by gimli at 2:05 PM on May 12, 2001


Forgot Dark Angel. I really, really like Dark Angel. Hmmm... Alba.... hmmm.... :)

Anyone ever watch Strange Luck? Was only on for a year...
posted by owillis at 3:25 PM on May 12, 2001


I loved Strange Luck. I wish I'd taped them.
posted by dogwelder at 6:13 PM on May 12, 2001


...or should that be "taped it?"
posted by dogwelder at 6:13 PM on May 12, 2001


Strange Luck was good. Haven't seen D.B. Sweeney in much since.
posted by gimli at 7:52 PM on May 12, 2001


"Where was this link last weekend, when those of us in Boston and Raleigh could have used it?" Well maybe ya shoulda been reading my blog. =) I've had the link to this place up for several weeks now. I don't post everything I know to MeFi, y'know. *smirk*
posted by ZachsMind at 11:40 AM on May 15, 2001


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